ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT DIVYA AKANKSHA T G, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Ashoka University | Haryana, India | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 9
" My goal is to not just spread awareness about using sustainable products but helping all kinds of people to access ones with low costs and high efficiency. I believe all the Sustainable Development Goals are interrelated and hence approaching it should be through an interdisciplinary action. Because the goal I am working towards would require the knowledge of 'the support, impact or consequences' that other goals could have towards SDG 12. The Millennium Fellowship gives me the opportunity to connect with other Fellows who would bring their individual ideas and skills to the table. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Project RePack
The project aims to review existing research on alternative methods (biodegradable instead of non-biodegradable materials) of packaging for different types of products. Then, the project will approach manufactures with this collected data and a detailed report (tailored to suit the product and its customers), to make them understand how much alternative methods of packaging would positively impact the environment. With this, they would urge them to start taking the steps towards this change and test it.
While people making the choice of buying sustainable goods has a huge impact on the environment, it is not accessible to all social and economic classes. So, when the product itself is available with sustainable packaging, without a change in the cost, the impact is tenfold.
About the Millennium Fellow
Divya Akanksha T G is a third year undergraduate student pursuing a major in Biology and minor in Environmental sciences. She is passionate about different things, from sustainability to baking to board games. She believes that any positive change requires an individual effort backed by systematic support. She wishes to try to make sustainable goods accessible to all social and economic classes.